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Photographer Captures the Uplifting Story of His Premature Son’s First Year of Life


A few commenters have on occasion joked that we need to add a “tenuous links to photography” category for those stories where, strictly speaking, there’s not much photography involved. The video above might quality, but we ask your forgiveness ahead of time because, a) there is a link, and b) it is one of the most touching, uplifting and inspirational things we’ve seen in a long time.

The video was shot by photographer Benjamin Scot (there’s your tenuous link…) and it captures his son Ward’s struggle to survive his first year of life after being born a full 14 weeks premature.


From his first days in the NICU, all the way to day 108 when he FINALLY got to come home, to the last frames that show a happy, healthy and thriving baby boy, the video will pierce right to the center of your heart. And if that wasn’t enough, the story is made all the more powerful because it was chronicled by a photographer/filmmaker who knew how to best capture this touching tale.

So while this may be a “tenuous links to photography” post — in the video description, Scot makes it clear that this is “a story of a mother’s love for her baby” — PetaPixel’s goal, after all, is “to inform, educate, and inspire.” We hope you’re inspired.

To see more from Scot be sure to head over to his website, and if you’d like to continue watching Ward’s progress, you can follow Scot on Instagram at @3enjamin5cot.

(via FullyM)